MON­I­TOR­ING MOZZIES IN MT PERRY AND MUN­DUB­BERA

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil and Queens­land Health are work­ing to­gether to de­liver a Rapid Sur­veil­lance of Vec­tor Pres­ence (RSVP) Pro­gram. This pro­gram has now com­menced in Mount Perry and is sched­uled to be­gin in March in Mun­dub­bera.

The aim of this pro­gram is to col­late data on the pres­ence of the Aedes ae­gypti Mosquito (Vec­tor) in both of these towns.

The trap­ping pro­gram con­sists of cap­tur­ing mosquito eggs fol­lowed by an anal­y­sis that is un­der­taken at an ac­cred­ited Queens­land Health lab­o­ra­tory.

Coun­cil of­fi­cers will be un­der­tak­ing the trap­ping of the Mosquitoes through un­til June 2020. Spe­cific sites will be tar­geted to en­sure the trap­ping pro­gram is a suc­cess.

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